It doesn't matter what you wear, you're gonna get stung. I've been stung through blue jeans a number of times. But, for the most part, they don't sting through any fabric. The thing that makes stings more tolerable as a beekeeper is that you're psychologically prepared for it. So, when you're working bees, in the back of your mind is the likelihood that you'll get stung. Then, when it happens it still hurts but it isn't a shock.